The Fallon HouseSan Jose, California
Italianate Style Facade
The Fallon House along with the Peralta Adobe offer a unique look into
San Jose's historic past. Located in the heart of downtown San Jose in the
famous San Pedro Square district, these two historic Landmarks and their
furnishings illustrate the daily life in the early periods of "El Pueblo
The Fallon House is a Lavish fifteen-room Victorian home built by Thomas
Fallon, a controversial man who was the first to raise the American flag over
their home in 1855. It stood higher than City Hall and was considered a San
Jose showplace. Thomas Fallon, who served as mayor from 1859-1860, called his
home the "prettiest in San Jose". The home illustrates the Italiante Victorian
style and boasts the first bay windows built in the South Bay Area. As typical
of this architecture, the Fallon House has two stories, a low pitched roof,
wide overhangs, a rectangular floor plan, tall ceilings and tall
windows with decorative crowns.
Today, the Fallon House has been beautifully restored and furnished with
period antiques to illustrate the daily life in San Jose during the Civil War
period. Included in the home are fifteen beautiful appointed rooms typical of
the Victorian era.
The Fallon House along with the Peralta Adobe (across the street) are open for tours from
11.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m, Thursday-Sunday. Admission charges for both historic
sites: $6 Adults; $5 Seniors: $3 Youths.
Winner of obverse design for 1996 San Jose Coin Club Medal
For more information write to the San Jose Coin Club at P.O. Box 5621, San Jose, CA 95150.
Obverse of San Jose Coin Club 1996 Medal
To see Reverse of medal go to Peralta Adobe Page
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